The Festival is proud to have the support of hundreds of volunteers whose dedication brings the Festival to life. Rain or shine, wind or heat, our volunteer team adds a spirit to the event we continue to applaud.
By the numbers:
- 1,230 volunteers
- 1,700 shifts
- 80% retention rate
- 8-90 age range of volunteers
- 8 states represented by our volunteers
But numbers don’t tell the whole story. It’s a sense you can only get from putting community and cultural pride into action. From cheering on runners to parking bicycles, from scanning tickets and selling beverage tokens to driving carts and cooking or serving food.
In addition, a dedicated leadership committee of volunteers works year-round to plan and implement the Festival with our talented City staff for many areas of the event, helping to uphold the cultural integrity of the Festival and adding new ideas that add the spark to many of the weekend’s offerings.